HTC's One V becomes Cricket's first HTC phone September 2

Cricket's first HTC offering comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and speedy camera action.

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Cricket is certainly digging in with some top-flight phones for its prepaid network, first with the iPhone 4 and 4S , and now with the HTC One V, Cricket's first partnership with the Taiwanese handset-maker.

Originally seen at Mobile World Congress in February and released in the U.S. with Virgin Mobile and U.S. Cellular , the One V is one of the carrier's highest-end phones. It comes with a 3.7-inch screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, and a very fast 5-megapixel camera.

HTC's Sense 4 interface also adds Beats Audio and 25GB of free Dropbox integration for two years. The One V goes on sale for $269.99 on September 2 at Cricket stores, Cricket's Web site, and at the carrier's national retail partners.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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